The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...
Published Oct 19 2017 in Custom PiecesFay wanted to celebrate her sister, Kristine's birthday, with a special piece of jewelry. She had first contacted me a few months earlier with initial thoughts and then let her thoughts rest for a while. She came back to me with a design that I had in my Silver Collection, but she wanted to add a personalized piece that represented the love and bond that she and her sister shared. Her sister liked minimal jewelry and she wanted the message to be subtle, but present. We decided upon a petite open silver link with the word SISTERS stamped on it.A quiet reminder of a love shared between two sisters.Thank you Fay.
Published Sep 06 2017 in New Collections
Every day I travel the river valley trails by foot or by bike in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Each time the scenery changes from day to day and from season to season. However, it is in the fall and winter months that I notice the little things.
I see the first leaf that turns golden yellow accompanied with the scent of fall in the air. Snowfall comes and parts of nature are hidden under feathery layers of snow. In those layers are arctic blossoms that will soon rise up after 4 to 5 months of hibernating.
The Arctic Blossoms Collection is a romantic take on those moments of yellow leaves and hidden buds. It is a jewelry collection that represents the random nature of those buds and leaves. A feminine collection of gentle curves captured in little packages of bronze and silver.View the Arctic Blossoms Collecton
Published Aug 09 2017 in Custom Pieces
I receive many requests for custom pieces and I am always up for the challenge. I will work with the client to decide on various elements of the piece.
Many times I am given direction and other times I work with more the personality of the recipient to come up with a design.
Melaine made my job easy this time and wanted a mala beaded necklace to go with her Amazonite bracelet she had previously ordered. To complete the piece she requested a fine silver dove and stone pendant. I had never made a dove pendant before but immediately I was working in my mind what techniques I needed to use to make such a pendant.
There are so many things to consider: dimensions, style of pendant, textures. I decided to go with a modern silhouette of a dove. Its simplicity would stand out beyond the varied colors of the amazonite beads and the irregular stacked aquamarine pendant.
It is meant to be touched, and bring peace and calm to the recipient.
Thank you Melaine.
I am honoured to be chosen out of a group of jewelry designers to be a part of the "Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation" 2017 jewelry collection.
This organization provides assistance for low income breast cancer patients who have received in the past or are currently receiving treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Please read more about this wonderful organization on their website: Wings of Hope.
This charitable organization requested a collection that would represent Alberta. After careful thought and pulling from my experiences as an Albertan, my "Changing Leaves Collection" was created. This collection is inspired by the seasonal landscape of the beautiful forests of Alberta.
From spring to summer & fall to winter those leaves evolve representing growth, life & change.
From a bud in the spring, growth throughout our summer and eventual departure from the trees that it came from; it is those leaves that feed the ground that it was born from.
Each stage is beautiful and enchanting.
My personal appreciation of the great outdoors, love of the river valley & trails of Alberta serve as an inspiration for the Changing Leaves Collection in support of this charitable organization.
A significant portion of the sales of this jewelry collection will be donated to the Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.Find the Wings of Hope Changing Leaves Collection online:
Published May 31 2017 in New CollectionsOne day a man was walking along thebeach when he noticed a boy picking upand gently throwing things into the ocean.Approaching the boy he asked:"Young man,what are you doing?"The boy replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean.The surf is up and the tide is going out.If I don't throw them back, they'll die."The man laughed to himself and said,"Do you realize there are miles and miles of beachand hundreds of starfish? You can't make any difference."After listening politely, the boy bent down,picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf,then smiling at the man, he said:"I made a difference to that one."by Loren Eiseley